Migrant Mother

Like many of the FSA (Farm Security Administration) photographs taken in the 1930s to document the lives of poor Americans, I have always found the Migrant Mother photograph to be very powerful. So did the family it was a photo of – even though it was anonymous, it was a reminder to them never to be lazy. Like many photos of the era, the pictures are extremely clear and the photographers had a lot of talent in framing their photos and deciding just what to photograph.

I am not under the impression that the economy today is anywhere close to as bad as it was back then, but if governments want to keep giving bailouts to failed banks and industries, it may very well get to be that way.

You could look at the Library of Congress collection of FSA photos, but a possibly more convenient one is the  Flickr Library of Congress photostream.


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